The central coastal province of Phu Yen will branch out high-tech shrimp cultivation models in a bid to realise its target of 100 million USD in production value by 2025.
The province will set aside 55 billion VND (2.4 million USD) to zone off cultivating area, upgrade infrastructure, produce breeding varieties, examine the environment and diseases as well as transfer technology and promote trade and investment.
Production will be reorganised to create a large-scale material production area. The province will link local shrimp suppliers with consumption markets.
By 2020, Phu Yen will work to reduce total water surface area for shrimp breeding to 1,943 hectares from 2,028 hectares in 2016 but shoot up the volume of shrimp production to 9,950 tonnes from 6,760 tonnes.
The province is planning to produce 6 billion juvenile shrimps and 18,000 lobster-nurturing cages in an area of over 55 hectares.
Phu Yen’s shrimp farming area is mostly situated in Dong Hoa and Tuy An district and Song Cau town. Last year, the province produced nearly 6,800 tonnes of shrimp and 650 tonnes of lobster.
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